A Break From Work
Has it been more than a month already since my last post? Gosh… I’ve been SO BUSY at work and other stuff that I haven’t been able to just sit down and blog. In fact, I’m still a bit tired from a business trip to Iligan City (about a 12-hour bus ride from my hometown) to attend a Job Fair last April 2 -4. My mind is still stressed out from the nonstop interviews and long travel alone. Thankfully it’s Holy Week so I get to take a few days break before returning to work.
It was my first time in traveling to Iligan City. And being alone during travels wasn’t exactly safe. But needing an adventure and break from the office, I was willing to go (and besides, it was the company’s expense). Just to be sure though, I checked with the bus line if there were any trips on Holy Thursday. It wouldn’t do me any good if I got stranded there during my long weekend (plus I’d hate to miss my mom’s birthday!). After the assurance from the bus company that there would still be trips returning to Davao, I proceeded with my preparations. And since my mobile line wasn’t on an unlimited data plan, I checked for any available daily unlimited plans my service provider offered. Luckily there was! So all I needed to do was register (depending on my preferred number of days) and I was all set. Since my phone has tethering as well, it worked on my advantage in bouncing my mobile signal via wifi, enabling my iTouch to get its signal. Thank you techie-ness. For Sun Cellular subscribers, click here for the details.
Just to be extra sure that I wouldn’t get totally lost (and know exactly where I was along the trip), I utilized my iTouch map for my convenience. Below you will find that there are 2 routes in getting to Iligan. In terms of distance, the first route would have been the faster way (the one I took) especially if you had your own car, but due to road repairs along the highways it still took quite a long time in getting to my destination.
It was the first job fair I participated in with my new Company and it has been 2 years since the last one I attended with my previous employer. I was half-expecting to be bored to death but I was literally deluged with a number of fresh graduates eagerly applying with our company. Their eager faces, skeletal resumes, and idealistic responses during their one-on-one interview with me was quite endearing… bringing me back to days that I was also a part of that crowd.
How I wish it were so simple.
Anyway, with all the applicants I have gathered for pending hiring and pooling, I’m excited how their lives would turn if hired with our company. More work for me.
Joining the bandwagon in bringing home specialties from places traveled, I brought home Iligan’s well-known Cheding’s Peanuts. Too bad though mom’s not allowed to eat TOO MUCH nuts (it’s her favorite!).
My job schedule has been very hectic lately. The constant turnovers from one of our companies are quite difficult to handle and I myself becoming like duck’s feet underwater trying to stay afloat. I had to be responsible in retrenching and terminating a number of employees in another company. Seeing people cry over the loss of their means of income is very DRAINING to say the least! I just want to get rid of the negative vibes I get when I have to confront the displaced employees. Sometimes I get to thinking that I chose the right course but the WRONG career. Speaking of which, I was planning on taking up post-graduate studies. But with how my boss is, I doubt I’ll be able to pursue it. Sure I’ve discussed it with him but he keeps thinking that I’ll be leaving my work unattended. Regardless of the justifications I’ve made, I sense that I’m not going anyway with that conversation.
Anyway, we’ll see in the coming days.
By the way, here are a few photos I took during my bus ride going to and from Iligan.
Posted on April 6, 2012, in A Blog A Day/Week, A Wandering Mind, Trips, Work and more Work and tagged business trip, CagayanDeOro, cheding's peanuts, davao city, holy week, Iligan, Iligan City, Job Fair, postaweek, postaweek2012, Sun Cellular, work. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.